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What's New in Salon Disinfection

October 23, 2015  | Article

The year in review for new laws, new trends, and new products that help keep our salons clean.

Keywords: autoclaves   implement disinfection   salon sanitation   sanitation guidelines  

New York Nail Salon Wage Bond in Effect

October 9, 2015  | News

October 6, 2015 was the deadline for all New York nail salon owners to acquire wage bonds. Some, but not all, have complied.

Keywords: New York nail techs   New York Times article on nail salons  

Nail Salon Scrutiny Update: New York and Connecticut

August 20, 2015  | News

Nail salons in New York are bracing for a new law that will require all salons to be bonded by October 6, 2015. Meanwhile, state board inspectors in Connecticut conducted a blitz of inspections this month, resulting in a significant number of closures for noncompliance.

Keywords: Industry News   International Nail Technicians Association   New York Times article on nail salons   salon safety  

Improving Our Industry: Lessons from the New York Nail Salon Scrutiny

July 17, 2015  | News

Why it’s important ­— and conscientious — for everyone in the nail business to know their state legislation and employee labor laws.

Keywords: client health   health   healthy working   industry issues   industry research  

As I See It: Don't Be Defensive About the NYT Story, Be Proactive

July 10, 2015  | Article

The NYT story on exploited nail techs got the industry talking about how to enforce fair wages. Is new legislation the answer or should we just be better at following laws already on the books?

Keywords: business management   consumer press   New York Times article on nail salons   professionalism   salon sanitation  

NAILS Magazine Shares Outrage Over Labor Abuses in New York Salons

May 12, 2015  | Article

NAILS Magazine and VietSALON Magazine applaud the New York Times exposé of the appalling exploitation of nail salon workers in certain communities and urge increased consumer awareness and enforcement efforts.

Keywords: consumer concerns   consumer press   New York   New York licensing   New York nail techs  

New Rules for Utah Acrylic Techs

September 24, 2014  | News

Utah is phasing in a law requiring a source capture system at workstations where acrylics are applied.

Keywords: Utah   ventilation  

Q&A With a Beauty Industry Advocate

February 5, 2014  | Article

Politics Beauty is an umbrella organization that consists of state-level, grassroots advocacy organizations that initiate and address legislation that affects the beauty and barber industry. At its head is nail tech Tamara Johnson. We asked Johnson to tell us about the organization and how readers can become involved.

Keywords: Arizona   continuing education   Florida   Illinois   legislation  

PBFC Hosts Legislators at “Welcome To Our World” Lobbying Event

August 21, 2013  | Article

This year there were over 250 individual services performed on policymakers, regulators, and staffers by more than 40 beauty professionals who volunteered their time and expertise to showcase the world of beauty.

Keywords: California   CND   legislation   Milady   OPI Products  

Help Shape the Nail Tech State Board Exam

June 27, 2013  | Article

You can provide input to the NIC’s review of whether the licensure test meets real-world requirements.

Keywords: exams   state licensing  

Tabatha Coffey Speaks About Beauty Licensing and the Threat of Deregulation

April 25, 2013  | Video

Celebrity hairstylist Tabatha Coffey speaks about beauty licensing and the threat of deregulation. Take action to protect beauty licensing and educate your clients about the issue. Learn more at

Keywords: licensing   state licensing  

Never Be Fined Again

April 24, 2013  | Article

Just one citation from your state board could have you floundering for cash (and turning red in the face from the humiliation of signing the violation form). NAILS contacted the U.S. states with the largest numbers of nail salons to find out what the most common violations are — and how you can make sure your salon is in the clear.

Keywords: MMA   pedicure spa cleaning   salon violations   state licensing   unlicensed salons  

The Apprentice

March 13, 2013  | Article

Donald Trump may have given apprenticeship some glamour, but aspiring nail techs have been completing these hands-on training programs for years pre-dating the hit show “The Apprentice”. (And instead of hearing “you’re fired,” nail tech apprentices hear “you’re licensed!”) Before you sign up for an apprenticeship, take on an apprentice at your salon, or set out to get your state’s laws changed on the subject, here’s what you need to know.

Keywords: apprentice programs   cosmetology schools   state licensing  

San Francisco Recognizes Healthy Nail Salons

February 19, 2013  | Article

San Francisco’s Healthy Nail Salon Program aims to reward nail salons that make safer choices for their employees, customers, and the environment.

Keywords: chemical safety   product safety   working safely  

Making the Grade: Elevating Nail Schools

September 11, 2012  | Article

All too often, cosmetology schools in the U.S. aren’t putting their best foot forward when it comes to educating future nail technicians. For nail schools to get all As when it comes to training students for the real salon world, we need more dedicated nail instructors, increased hours, and a commitment to more than just the state board exam.

Keywords: Backscratchers   California   CND   cosmetology schools   education  

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